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Postcode: LA12 | code search
Population: 140
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Once a thriving little centre of industry, Spark Bridge these days is a quiet village of traditional whitewashed Cumbrian cottages many of which date from the 17th century. It was the village’s location by the River Crake that helped it boom in the Industrial Revolution. The fast-flowing waters of the Crake, which drains nearby Coniston Water and Beacon tarn, powered the lathes of the bobbin mills that had a ready market in Lancashire. Spark Bridge itself was part of Lancashire until reorganization in the 1970s. Today the Crake is a good salmon, trout and sea trout river, offering good fishing away from the crowds of more fashionable areas. The successful can boast of their prowess in the comfortable Royal Oak, the traditional local pub that dates like much of the rest of the village from the 17th century, its traditional furniture and open fire harking back to those days. Spark Bridge is a good base for exploring the southern Lakes – Coniston and Windermere are just short drives away - or sitting as it does between the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas for visiting those areas, less well-known but full of history and areas of great beauty.


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Royal Oak (0.12 miles)

Set in the Lake District National Park you will find the small village of Spark Bridge which is nestled in the Crake Valley. The Royal Oak Inn dates back to the 17th century and was ... More | visit website
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Farmers Arms (0.30 miles)

Farmers Arms

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The Farmers Arms Hotel is set in the beautiful English Lake District, with views of the Crake Valley and the Old Man of Coniston.
The building offers a superb bar/restaurant serving ... More

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The Red Lion (1.30 miles)

The Red Lion

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The Red Lion Ulverston is a small country Inn with beautiful views, close to Lake Coniston. Good food, good beer, dogs and children welcome. There is a wide selection on ... More

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Rusland Pool Hotel (1.41 miles)

Rusland Pool Hotel
The stunning scenery of the Lake District, the Cartmel and Furness peninsulas, the west Cumbrian coast, Morecambe bay, and the nearby towns of Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness, are all within easy reach of the Rusland Pool ... More | visit website
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White Hart Inn (1.42 miles)

White Hart Inn

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A 17th Century coaching Inn with original oak beams slate floors and two woodburning stoves, situated in the Lake District National Park in the quiet hamlet of Bouth, popular with ... More

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Manor House Hotel (1.60 miles)

Manor House Hotel
Situated on the fringes of South Lakes at Oxen Park,approximately 6 miles north of the historic town of Ulverston. You have a choice of the type of break you would like,whether you want a relaxing ... More | visit website
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The Coach House (2.18 miles)

The Coach House is a Victorian property tastefully converted to living accommodation in the 1960s. It retains many of the original features. Our situation on the outskirts of Haverthwaite gives easy access to the Central Lake ... More | visit website
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Whitewater Hotel and Leisure Club (The) (3.11 miles)

Whitewater Hotel and Leisure Club (The)

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Nestling in a valley on the banks of the River Leven, which flows from the southern end of Lake Windermere, just over a mile away. The Whitewater Hotel can meet the ... More


Lake Cottage (3.16 miles)

Lake Cottage

A modern, stone and timber detached cottage situated on the southern shore of Coniston Water, 6 miles from the village of Coniston. This delightful property, with open plan living area, shares a private 4 acre ... More

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Bramble Cottage (3.17 miles)

Bramble Cottage

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Bramble Cottage is an attractive traditional Lakeland cottage retaining many original features. There are an abundance of old beams throughout with a cosy open log fire in the lounge. Set ... More

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